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KARAKA Spicy Ramen @ Ippudo Ramen!!!

$41.92  2x Karaka Spicy Ramen (waters, 1 add on of egg and bamboo, tax/ 20% tip included)

From Wikipedia - Ippudo, also known as Hakata Ippūdō (博多一風堂) in Japan, is a Japanese ramen restaurant chain with locations worldwide. Ippudo is well known for its tonkotsu ramen, and has been described as "the most famous tonkotsu ramen shop in the country"

From their website -
IPPUDO
round blade noodles
fineness no. 26
A bowl full of basics – the question is what noodles would best suit the Shiromaru Classic? Noodle specialists worked night and day trying out all kinds of possibilities until they reached the answer which was “Round blade noodles fineness no. 26”. Skilled
professionals controlled the hydrolysis rate and process by adjusting the temperature and humidity, and achieved the most perfect balance. Using “round blades” which produce circular noodles, these noodles which draw up just the right amount of silky
pork broth, and provide a gentle, almost nostalgic comfort can be said to be …
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Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen @ Obu Ramen House!!!

$12.95 + 1.00 spicy chili paste (other food, and tax/tip not included)
Tucked away in a strip mall plaza, you wouldn't think anything special about this Ramen house from the outside, especially when its sitting right next to a New Tun Kee Noodle house, but this ramen noodle house is a hidden gem in San Jose.
We went there around 1:30pm, well past the lunch rush, however the place was still a bit busy.  We were seated quickly and had ordered in a matter of minutes.  We each got the Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen with thick noodle, and when I asked how spicy the dish was he replied "very mild" and then suggested the chili paste when I indicated I like it very spicy.
Once the bowls arrived I tasted the broth, it was the porky creamy goodness that I expect in a good ramen bowl, and despite being labeled as spicy, it was not, and so I added the 1/2 the chili paste which brought the spicy level to a very good level of kick.
The noodles were thick and chewy, just like I like them, and al…

POPUP SHOP - Modo Mochi Donut @ Mitsuwa Marketplace in San Jose

$20 for a dozen!!! (other food, and tax/tip not included)
People have lost their damn minds once again in the "craze" of these Hawaiian Mochi Donuts!  We arrived after lunch at the Mitsuwa Marketplace in San Jose off Saratoga Ave.  The line was out the door! My friends got in line, I went in to scope out how long it would be.   I passed the automatic doors and saw the line twisted to and fro, back and forth, amongst various food stands and displays.  I inquired the length of time people were waiting, 2-3 hrs was the wait time.  
OMG! No frick'n way!!!  
No pastry was worth that wait!Luckily, my friend came in to see the line size and saw their sister in law and was able to snag a few to share with us! Thanks CHAN!  The max you could get for one person was a dozen for $20.   
Now don't get me wrong, the donuts were very tasty and had that slight chewiness of fresh pastries combined with mochi, but they weren't mind blowing crazy good.  The best donut was the one l…

Empanadas from El Sur!

This is what we had at work today for lunch for our two hour meeting. These are empanadas from El Sur! My favs are the #parisien, and the #champinones.  #argentina #delicious, #empanadas, #food, #foodie, #foodporn, #lunchemunche, #lunchtime, #workcatered


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Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies!!! #homemade

The other night was craving some chocolate chip cookies, saddly didn't have any chips on hand (have to restock the pantry I guess!).  Did find some dark chocolate bars, so threw it in a gallon sized zipper bag, covered it in a tea towel (don't forget to bring a towel!), and went all medieval on them until they were nice sized chunks.  Whipped up the normal tollhouse recipe and used proper soften butter this time around to cream the sugar vs doing what I did last time, which was nuke the frozen butter too much to where it went liquid, which resulted in thin and crispy cookies.  With the soften butter these were more "cakey" and didn't spread as much. :) #baking, #cookies, #darkchocolate, #delicious, #food, #foodie #chocolate, #foodporn, #homemade, #lunchemunche, #tollhouse